Last week when Microsoft announced the Surface Book they made a couple of very bold claims about the new device. First was, “Ounce-for-ounce, pound-for-pound, this is the fastest 13-inch laptop ever made anywhere on any planet”. And the second took a shot at Apple saying, “2x more powerful than a MacBook Pro”.
The biggest problem with this claim is that Microsoft never really gave any information to support it. This of course caused the internet to go up in arms. Many Apple fans claimed that Microsoft compared a low-end Macbook Pro to a high-end Surface Book. To clarify this Microsoft released the following statement on the issue.
“Our validated performance claims are for the Microsoft Surface Book with an Intel Core i7 with 16GB RAM and custom discrete NVIDIA GeForce GPU against the MacBook Pro 13-inch with Retina display with an Intel Core i7 with 16GB RAM. We used third-party benchmarks to test the best available Surface Book against the best available 13-inch MacBook Pro.”
The highest configured Surface Book sells for $3199 while the Macbook Pro we configured is only $2699.